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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-04-2001, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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it's been a while since i scanned this site. i like the info. i see and you guys/girls got a lot to offer. my question is what is an all around sportbike to have. i mean everyday riding including long/short trips. something i will be comfortable on. i'm about 5'10" so i would like to be as comfortable as possible. my friend tells me honda is pretty good. but i see others that i like. also is it customery for your palms and shoulders to hurt for a little while as you get used to riding in that position. so please help before i make a mistake and purchase a cruiser when all i dream about is sportsbikes. thanks for your help. i am looking for something in the 600-750 range. don't want to go bigger. not ready for the big time yet.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-04-2001, 04:37 PM
 
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Well, theres a Honda VFR800, Duc ST4, Yammie FZ-1, Suzuki TL1000S, SV650, Aprilia Falco and Kawi ZXR1200. They would make excellent sport-touring bikes. Oh BTW new rider or experienced rider? If new, the SV650 would be the best choice.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-04-2001, 06:37 PM
 
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Cool

All of the above were bikes I would have listed. I'm going to add a V-Max to the list. It looks like a cruiser but doesn't act like one.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-05-2001, 05:29 AM
 
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Welcome.

All of the above plus the YZF600R. It is a little more sport oriented but is just fine for some touring too.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-05-2001, 07:42 AM
 
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I'd say the SV 650!
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-05-2001, 01:00 PM
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Regarding comfort, yes, it does take some getting used to. One huge mistake that a lot of riders make, though, is putting too much weight on their wrists, with elbows locked, arms straight, and a death-grip on the grips. Learn to use your legs and back to support the weight of your upper body.
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-06-2001, 08:25 PM
 
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Welcome to the forums! Happy to have you here.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-07-2001, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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thanks bro that means alot
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-11-2001, 07:41 PM
 
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Cool WELCOME!

WELCOME BIG DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!
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